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The Honda CRF 450 L – This is not the bike you’re looking for

The Honda CRF 450 L – This is not the bike you’re looking for

Honda recently announced a street-legal version of their CR450R Motocrosser. More Enduro oriented and plated the announcement sparked immediate buzz in the Adventure riding community. The more hardcore-oriented proponents of this segment have been longing for a lightweight, medium power travel bike ever since the […]

The cost of longtime travel & shipment

The cost of longtime travel & shipment

One of the questions that I keep seeing over and over again on Forums & Social Media is “How much do you spend a day when traveling ?”. That question has more right and wrong answers than “What oil should I use?”. The truth here […]

Camping setup

Camping setup

Home away from Home When you’re on the road for any amount of time and don’t want to spend your time hopping from hotel to hotel you’ll inevitably end up camping. Now I’m not somebody that has been to keen on camping in the past […]

North becomes south, the way through Canada

North becomes south, the way through Canada

It’s cold in Alaska, especially North of the Arctic circle and said cold along with lots of forecast snow was what made me abandon my attempt to get to Dead Horse and begin my Journey south. North becomes South The first few days on my […]

Day 0 – Anchorage

Day 0 – Anchorage

The first day on the road is always something special Sometimes there will be mixed feelings, sometimes you will just be happy to get out. In many cases you will be back before you really realized you are gone and in others, you won’t even […]

Soft Luggage vs. Hard Luggage – A lesson of 9 years

Soft Luggage vs. Hard Luggage – A lesson of 9 years

Few things get discussed as ferociously as the question of Soft Luggage vs. Hard Luggage on Motorcycles. I used to think that Hard Luggage was always the way to go no matter how and where you travel. The ultimate best choice, solid metal boxes that […]

Why a Big Adventure Bike might be the wrong choice for your big trip

Why a Big Adventure Bike might be the wrong choice for your big trip

I haven’t ridden motorcycles for most of my life. I’m 39 years old now and only got my first Bike, a BMW F650GS 7 years ago. However, since then I’ve steadily progressed from short weekend rides to a 9 month trip from Alaska down to […]

BMW R1200GS(air/oilcooled) Long Term Review

BMW R1200GS(air/oilcooled) Long Term Review

A brief history of the GS Series Where to begin with this. Starting in 1980 with R80G/S BMW pretty much created an entire Segment in the motorcycle market, the adventure bike. To this day BMW dominates this segment with their follow-up models to the legendary […]

Why you need to take the Stahlratte from Panama to Colombia

Why you need to take the Stahlratte from Panama to Colombia

There are a number of ways to cross the famed Darien Gap seperating Panama from Colombia on a motorcycle. The easiest is to just put the bike in a crate, get it on a plane and fly there. Alternatively you can try to find some […]